Monday, 21 January 2013

Bipolar also. What next?

Further searching has revealed a link between HV1 (the commonest herpes virus) and bipolar:

Infection with herpes simplex virus type 1 is associated with cognitive deficits in bipolar disorder

This is the conclusion of the article:

Serologic evidence of herpes simplex virus type 1 infection is associated with cognitive impairment in individuals with bipolar disorder.

So now I have found research linking this virus with cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and bipolar.

Surely, research into what this virus is capable of needs to be drastically escalated.

In the meantime, why isn't the comparatively safe and cheap anti-viral drug aciclovir prescribed to try and halt the cognitive impairment in all these diseases? 

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